While being interviewed after Argentina’s tense quarter-final against the Netherlands on Friday, Messi kept looking away and then lashed out at Weghorst: “What are you looking at? Go away!” Messi speaks in Spanish.
It was Weghorst who came on as a substitute and scored two late goals to make it 2-2 for the Netherlands in the last eight clash with the Argentinians.
Messi 🤬😂“Que miras bobo”“What are you looking at you idiot” #WorldCup https://t.co/T9eItrMihX
– Sacha Pisani (@Sachk0) 16706247200000
In comments after the game, Messi expressed anger at the referee for giving the Netherlands a free kick.
It was a fiery match full of emotions, causing the referee to show 18 yellow cards, a World Cup record.
However, Messi’s taunt has become a source of business in Argentina, with the phrase becoming a slogan painted on mugs, t-shirts and caps.
(With agency input)